Mike D messed with Texas

Here I am, on hour 22 of today. It was a tough work day, but turned out to be super rewarding because our team worked extremely hard and managed to get incredible success out of many tough situations. Some of these situations had me stomping through sludge in search of bolts, laying flat out wedged between huge pieces of equipment, and standing on dangerous ledges while yanking on mammoth crow bars. But it was fun overall and I’m glad that our mission is accomplished.

So what do I look like when I’m on the road?
Sometimes when I’m on the road, I get frustrated and angry. usually when this happens I scowl and try not to think about how I probably still have about 8-10 hours of work to do. I’ve recognized that this usually only happens if I get crazy hungry. So I try to snack throughout the day. Unfortunately, usually the options for snacking are limited and I end up eating crap. (check out my left hand! Hardcore Dirt!)


But usually when I’m on the road I am cheery and bright. Because there’s no better feeling then the feeling of knowing exactly what you need to do and doing everything in your power to get those things done quickly and efficiently.

This trip to Texas has been a good one. Though AMAZINGLY dirty. When you have to stand in the shower after a long day of work scrubbing your face down with a toothbrush to rid it of the grime… you know it’s been one crazy day.

7 thoughts on “Mike D messed with Texas

  • 9/27/2006 at 8:20 am

    You are the definition of the word “filthy”.

  • 9/27/2006 at 11:14 am

    I’ve certainly been dirtier…at that same location even…but nice to see you’re gettin into the spirit!
    Last time I was there I ended up scarfing two (black, by the time I made em)peanut butter sandwiches for dinner, having forgotten to eat for about 14 hours.

    Still, way to go down there! Good to hear some things got straightened out.
    How’s your traveling companion holdin up?

  • 9/27/2006 at 12:20 pm

    Yesterday, I spent a few hours helping my father-in-law make adjustments to the new bean head and now I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything. I didn’t get near as dirty as Mike D.

  • 9/27/2006 at 2:02 pm

    Man, my business trips are nowhere near this exciting, I just get stuck in business meetings for days and days…


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